Today we have a piece of very ridiculous news coming from Pokemon Secret Club in Japan.
Pokemon Secret Club is an initiative by The Pokemon Company to encourage pre-orders for Pokemon Sword and Shield in Japan. Only customers who have pre-ordered the game could become a member of the club, and one of the benefits of being a member is participating in exclusive lotteries.
The prize for the first lottery which will have 1500 winners is a Pokemon Sword and Shield SteelBook featuring Zacian and Zamazenta. This is the same SteelBook available as part of the Double Pack in Europe:
But what infuriated fans is the fact that winners have to pay The Pokemon Company a shipping fee to claim their prize:
Here are some reactions from the Japanese Pokemon community:
“LOL, this is such a big joke.”
“Can’t call it a present when it isn’t free!”
“Thought it was going to be free of charge, it’s a shame.”
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.